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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, March 24, 2016

One more day until FCD heads to DC.

Today is the final day of training in town before FCD heads up north for this weekend's game.

// FC Dallas //

Loyd looking to make debut this weekend | Dallas Soccer News

One veteran is ready to make an impact this weekend for FCD is Zach Loyd.

Saturday a massive chance for FCD's reserves |

We're going to dive into this a bit deeper today but there are lots of chances for some young guys to get some minutes this weekend.

Semifinals set for FCD in the GA Cup |

FCD will get a tough test today in the semifinal round of the GA Cup as they take on Club Universidad de Chile. La U finished unbeaten in their group play by winning games over San Jose Earthquakes and Spanish side Villareal.

// MLS //

Ben Olsen looks to evolve alongside DCU | FourFourTwo

Another preview of sorts for this weekend's game against United as we get a good look at their manager (and former player) Ben Olsen.

Soccer sponsorships up 9% over the last year | Media Post

MLS is ranking in the dough left and right on sponsorships. I know FCD is doing fairly well at this game despite not seeing a huge return in the stands with the number of fans we'd like to see each week.

Who benefits from the international break in MLS? |

Given how MLS teams are still playing through this weekend's FIFA games, I'm not sure how you can call this a true break. But all three teams brought up in this discussion make a lot of sense for having a little more time to figure things out here.

Collision course: MLS Schedule vs FIFA Schedule | Washington Post

Every year we get the debate about schedules and this season we get it four weeks into the new year. Fun.

Julio Baptista signs with Orlando | The Mane Land

Well that was quick. From rumor, to seeing Kaka break the signing via Twitter to official. All in about a day too.

Which USL youngsters are primed for a big 2016? |

No FCD-related names on this list but definitely a couple guys worth taking the time to look up at some point this season.